I am in the process of upgrading my Schecter.. I wanted to change the hardware from the stock gold to black.. I already ordered some pups but the pre will have to wait till after X mas.. I was wondering.. how much of a difference does the brand of bridge and/or tuner really make.. ? I was looking at the best fit between price, looks and functionality as in not having to make any new holes in my bass.. There are so many brands of tuners out there.. Gotoh, Schaller, ESP, Hipshot.. and the same with the bridges.. does it really matter? I imagine that cheap tuners will probably slip or something.. but what about bridges.. I imagine the construction will have a lot to do wit the tone you get.. so if that is the case is there one brand that is better than another.. I imagine brass might be better than say aluminum...? I have pretty much settled on EMG for the pups... and the pre actually.. but I am still researching the hardware.. Any tips or insights would be appreciated .. By the way.. This is my bass is that a "C" bridge? I can't see much difference between the "C" style and the "A" style..